I can't quite remember where I found this this week, I think it might have been via a comment on some article on the orange site1, but I stumbled on a really handy bit of free (as in beer) software called Quiche Reader.
It's really simple and I feel exactly the sort of thing I need. Over the years I've tried all sorts of "save to read later" tools and systems; be it things like Pocket, or tools now built into the browser these days, even adding URLs to Remember the Milk (back when I used that) or (these days) Apple Reminders.
Nothing ever quite stuck. Normally I'd end up slapping stuff to read into these systems and then never reading them.
Quiche Reader, so far, feels like the perfect approach.
It's quite simple: if I see something I want to read a bit later I save it into the application (which will sync to my other devices via iCloud). Then, when I go to Quiche Reader, I have to read the article or delete it and move on. This is sort of what I'd do anyway, saving stuff up for months on end until one day I'd declare saved reading bankruptcy and then start the whole cycle again.
Now I can look at the saved article stack and I'm forced to either read the thing, or be honest with myself that if I'm not gonna read it now, I'm probably never going to.
It does have a "pause" facility (or something like that, I forget the name) where you can throw an article to the back of the queue; but even then that means it'll keep popping back to the top again.
I'll see how it goes; but so far I feel like this is the best "I'll save this to read later" tool I've found yet.
I know, I KNOW! But there's so few places left to aimlessly scroll on the bus now! ↩